This week I am running a five day series of posts to encourage my Southern Baptist brothers and sisters to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. This offering represents about half (50%) of all funding our denomination puts into world missions and evangelism.
In my opinion, my generation has not done a good job of “passing the torch” to the following generations about Lottie Moon and this incredibly powerful way to support missions. By the way, 100% of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goes to the field. No administrative costs are deducted from the offering.
This year (2011), we are asking Oklahoma Sunday Schools and small groups to adopt one of the 6,426 unreached people groups for one year. We are coordinating this effort to involve every Oklahoma small group in missions through the International Mission Board’s theme to share the Gospel with all 6,426 unreached people groups. Yes, we want to give money to support worldwide missions, but we also want to get involved personally. If your class or group would like to adopt one of these groups, you can register online here.
I hope you check by each day this week and invite some of your friends to view the blog this week too. I know that many of my page views are from Sunday School teachers and/or directors. My suspicion is that many of the people participating in our groups know very little about Lottie Moon. If our folks did know about this tremendous opportunity to help spread the Gospel around the world, then surely we would give more than $10 per member to Lottie! (15 million Southern Baptists give about $150 million/year to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering).